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Good Riddance

UNRWA head and Israel-hater Peter Hansen is ‘stepping down’ from his role. And it would seem that he wants to demonstrate that he is not so biased against Israel after all.

Though Hansen has been repeatedly denounced by Israel as an agent for Palestinian terrorist activities, despite denials and proof to the contrary, UNWRA’s Commissioner-General expressed concern for Israeli suffering.

 

“Never forget there are two parties to the conflict and there are two peoples exercising violence against one another and it follows that there are victims on the either side too,” he stated.

 

“Israelis have suffered there are 1000’s and 1,000’s of families in Israel were persons have lost dear ones to terrorist attacks. There has been physical damage done in Israel too.

But like all the haters before him, his true feelings cannot be suppressed for too long.

And perhaps one of the worst damages that have been suffered by the Israeli people is the experience of going through the functions that are exercised by an occupation army” Hansen emphasized.

 

“When I look at checkpoints and I see the treatment meted out to innocent women and children, who are Palestinians or whatever, trying to get through, I think that there is a great brutalizing factor in having young men and young women exposed to exercising the kind of discretionary power, and often cruelty, that they do at checkpoints,” he continued. “That’s a damage, of course, that is difficult to measure but it is one that I think, and many psychologists would agree with me, that it will affect and plague Israeli society for years to come once these duties at checkpoints and military occupation will cease with a solution whenever that may come.”

 

“Maybe it’s a good thing for the soldier’s mental state that they don’t think about what they are doing,” Hansen said. It’s one thing to think about the pain of what you are doing and another to be suffering at the hands of those who are doing it. The excuse that an order is an order and we don’t think about it is one that soldiers of various stripes have used throughout history in some cases with worse moral consequences than others.”

Yep. Devote a few lines to the thousands of innocent Israelis murdered and maimed, and then launch into a long-winded diatribe against the necessary measures taken by the IDF, equating the two as forms of Israeli suffering.

 

Good riddance, scumbag.

 

Meanwhile, while we are on the subject of UN terror enablers..

The former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations says the global body, through several of its agencies, is funding terrorist organizations.

 

Citing documents captured by Israeli Defense Force personnel, Ambassador Dore Gold says funds flowed from the United Nations Development Program, or UNDP, to two leading Hamas front organizations.

 

In a column slated to be published today in the Wall Street Journal, Gold said donations of between $4,000 and $10,000 went to the Tulkarm Charity Committee and the Jenin District Committee for Charitable Funds.

 

“Receipts and even copies of thank you notes to UNDP were discovered,” he writes.

 

Gold says in 2003 Israel asked UNDP to stop funding the organizations, but the request fell on deaf ears.

 

“Timothy Rothermel, UNDP’s special representative in Jerusalem, turned down the Israeli request,” he writes.

 

In his piece, Gold points out another U.N. connection to terror:

 

“Another disturbing connection revealed from captured documents over the last two years is the support provided by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for the Quran and Sunna Society of Kalkilya.”

 

Gold says UNRWA is ” heavily penetrated” by Hamas members.

 

Yet another U.N. agency has connections to enemies of the U.S., Gold claims.

 

“In October 2004, the Arab International Forum for Rehabilitation and Development in the Occupied Palestinian Territory held a conference in Beirut under the auspices of the U.N.’s Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA),” he writes. “The conference announced a joint initiative between ESCWA and the Coalition of Goodness, an organization led by one of the spiritual heads of the Muslim Brotherhood, Sheikh Yusuf Qaradhawi. Who was this U.N. partner? A year earlier, Qaradhawi appeared in Sweden and spoke in favor of suicide operations against Israeli civilians. And two months before the Beirut conference, he signed a communiquי calling on Muslims to support the forces fighting the U.S. and the coalition in Iraq.”

 

Gold believes President Bush should kick the U.N. out of the so-called Quartet working toward Middle East peace.

 

Writes Gold: “The Bush administration, in its first term, gave the U.N. a special status in the Arab-Israeli peace process by making it part of the multilateral ‘Quartet’ along with the U.S., the EU and Russia. But because of this behavior on the part of its agencies, the U.N. should not be granted this kind of diplomatic standing by any of the parties to Middle Eastern negotiations. How can the U.N. argue that it seeks to advance peace when it is supporting those who seek to undermine it directly?”

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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